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Tammy B.

76 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Tammy's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Tammy

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I grew up with dogs since I was 5 years old. There was always a dog in our house. I so wanted all the time to bring home stray dogs and kittens. My last dog was Red. He was a rescue from the Martinez shelter. My son and I had to wait until the owner had to give permission to give him up. This took a few weeks. When we found out he was available, we found out another family was interested. We were told it was first come first serve. My son and I decided to camp out in my truck in front of the shelter overnight. Tent in the back with a make shift toilet. We were the first ones there that morning and got to bring Red home. Red died close to 3 years ago from joint and head cancer. I love dogs but I am afraid there will never be one again like Red. After going to my friends house last Friday who is a dog watcher, I met an adorable Chihuahua named Smalls. The dog sat on my lap almost the whole night. I said to myself how cool of a job this would be. I am a very active person and love to go for walks but it would be so much cooler if I had a buddy with me then going by myself. I miss having a dog around to play with and to love. And this is why I decided that watching dogs would be so cool!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Tammy B.

76 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 1, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tammy's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
76 Reviews
Tammy was great! She took my 3 dogs on very short notice, only 2 days notice. We did a meet and greet the same day I contacted her and was very friendly and easy going with the dogs. My dogs immediately felt comfortable in her house and around her which is rare for my dogs because they are kind of timid with some people. She sent me daily pix and updates. When I picked them up, they all looked happy.
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Very satisfied. Gibbs is a high energy dog who loves attention, but Tammy kept him engaged and happy. He had been anxious at a previous place (not a DogVacay place), but seemed content with Tammy.
Great dog sitter! Great environment for your dog with a large shady back yard. Tammy was nice and had no problem dealing with my larger high energy dog. The other dogs there were really nice too. When I picked my dog up he was happy and certainly got a lot of excercise. Thanks!
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I felt confident that Derby would be taken care of while I was out of town. Great big back yard and lots of place to run around. We will be going back!
My dog has done a few different dog vacays and this one was average. It is a nice home and Tammy seems very attentive with the dogs. I don't think my dog got much exercise though. She usually gets two walks a day which I told Tammy but the dogs just hang out at the house. There is not much of a yard for running and playing since the pool takes up most of the back. My dog would have loved swimming but it was off limits to dogs.
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Tammy was so incredibly patient, understanding & accommodating. Great for us first time vacationers. I'd highly recommended her! ♡
Tammy was great with our dogs who can sometimes be a little overly energetic. Our dogs seemed very comfortable at her house.
My dog, Dash, and I just recently moved to California, so it was very important that we found someone to watch her when I was out of town! Tammy did a wonderful job of reassuring us she would be treated like family when she stayed with her. Tammy was very accommodating with dropping off and picking up Dash based upon our flight times. I also really appreciated Tammy for sending me pictures of Dash and provided updates to how she was doing! Dash will be back.
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Tammy was great. My labradoodle loved it at her house and took to her immediately. She has a great connection with dogs and seems to enjoy her work.
Tammy is just great, she knows how to handle both of our dogs and they loved her!
Our Boxer/Lab mix came home exhausted and happy. I think he had the time of his life.
Tammy was able to add and extra day/night for me with no problem. My girls love her!! I am a new user for DogVacay. Tammy calmed all my fears!
Tammy is incredible! You can tell she is a dog lover right off the bat. She was able to fit both my babies into her schedule. Lexi can be a little uptight but Tammy was able work with her and Laney was in heaven! I will use Tammy again and again!
Tammy and Scott were wonderful to our dog! Our dog is 75lbs, and has mild separation anxiety, but Tammy handled his stay without an issue. She also has an awesome backyard with plenty for a dog to do!
Tammy is an incredible host. Super dependable, accommodating with drop offs and pickups and just generally really listens to requests for care needs. Caira hates being away from us, but if she must, she's happy to be with Tammy (and her helper). Tammy is careful with doggie interactions to accommodate different personalities and we trust her immensely!
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Tammy has been a wonderful hostess to out little doxie! This was his first trip away from home, and even though he was nervous, Tammy was super understanding and helpful!
Tammy took care of my 2 year old basset hound while I was away for the weekend and exceeded my expectations. I have never left Libby with a sitter before and was extremely nervous. When I met Tammy, I knew right away she was experienced and loved animals! She sent me pictures all weekend long and never had me worried. I will definitely be bringing Libby back the next time I need a sitter.
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One can see immediately that she likes dogs. She is east going and confident around all dogs. She also took pictures of my dog and forwarded them to my cell phone. A nice touch.
Our Pug, Lilu, stayed in the loving hands of Tammy for two weeks. She came home happy and content. And the pictures showed how Tammy truly cared for her. Thank you, Tammy for all that you do! You are much appreciated.
Trooper had a wonderful time staying with Tammy. There was great communication when making arrangements for drop off and pick up. We also got reassuring messages with pictures of our guy having a great time.
I am so very happy with Tammy's services. I had to leave on an international trip and left my dachshund mix with Tammy for a week with written instructions and was so happy to know that she did everything she could to make his stay extremely comfortable and memorable. From meet-and-greet to drop off and pick up, Tammy was so polite and courteous and her calm demeanor assured me that I had made the right choice. I was so much at peace while away knowing that my little guy was being well cared for. Thanks so much Tammy!
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Tammy saved the day. My family scheduled a very last minute vacation and Tammy came recommended. I literally reached out the day before we left and arranged a drop off time. She was slightly hesitant because she had never interacted with my dog but we traded several emails and she was comfortable in helping us out. Much appreciated
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Peace of mind while mommy and daddy are away! My Luna girl loves her Grandma Tammy!!
My dog, Tobi, had a awesome stay at Tammy's place. She has a great space for hosting energetic dogs like my 1.5 year old labradoodle, and she was very easy to work with. I would definitely book a stay with Tammy again for my dog.
Tammy was great with Maddie, would use her again. She is kind and loving.
We loved getting pictures of our dog while we were away! I just know he had a great time with Tammy. We will definitely be returning to her next time we go out of town.
Our chocolate lab has spent 2 vacays with Tammy. We know our dog had a good time because he was smiling in most of the daily photos Tammy sent us. We are happy because: 1)Tammy is very good at communicating with photos & prompt replies to my questions; 2) at drop offs and picks ups, the house is calm, neat, clean and inviting (no matter how many dog guests she is hosting at the time); 3) she really exudes enjoyment of taking care of her guests; 4) she caters her care to the individual needs of the dog. Book your dog vacay with Tammy; you'll see.
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Doobie and Socrates had one of the best vacations of their lives! Tammy's home is warm and inviting and she really enjoys hosting and engaging with her guests. She made us all feel safe and welcome in her hone during the meet and greet so the decision to go ahead with the reservation was very easy. Her yard is perfect for rambunctious playtimes and has been Chihuahua proofed! We received pictures of Doobie and Socks playing with their new friends dailys that both entertained and comforted us while we were out of town. We wholeheartedly recommend Tammy because both you and your dogs will both have that refreshed and fulfilling vacation glow when you reunite! Because of our extremly positive expeirience with Tammy we will certainly use DogVacay when we move to Nashville. Thanks Tammy!!
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This is the second time we have had Tammy take care of Jess for us. My dog has pretty bad separation anxiety but Tammy lets her go at her own pace and I feel confident leaving Jess with her. When we came to pick up Jess she was asleep on the sofa and seemed very relaxed.
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Tammy was great. My 8 year old Standard Poodle loved his stay at her home. He was well taken care of.
As always, Tammy is fantastic. My dog had been on a hunger strike for days before I brought him over to stay with Tammy. I had tried dry food, wet food, and human food that included shredded chicken mixed with bacon- all to no avail. Tammy though, took this as a challenge and made him a concoction of home made dog food, then sent me pictures of him gobbling it up. Tammy is amazing! She has a magic touch with dogs.
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Aunt Tammy (as we affectionately call her) was wonderful. She is fun, caring, accommodating and flexible. Our dogs don't eat regular dog food and she didn't see a problem in warming up the pre-cooked food we brought for them. Her house is clean and spacious with a large backyard. We will definitely use her again.
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This was our first experience with DogVacay and we were lucky to find Tammy. She made Enzo's stay easy and very comfortable. He did not want to go home!

Thank you Tammy, we will definitely call you again, I know Enzo will look forward to seeing you :-)
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Tessa always loves her time with Tammy! We are so happy to know she is in loving hands and being pampered. We will definitely rebook again and again!
Caira's stay with Tammy was awesome as always! Tammy had other pups at the beginning and end of her stay but had lots of solo time midweek. Tammy kept us up to date with pics and updates on Caira's antics so that we wouldn't miss our girl too badly. That extra effort is so appreciated! We love that Caira gets some social practice since she's an only pup at our home
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My dog is always ecstatic to see me...except for when I leave him with Tammy. He almost seems bummed when I return and have cut his vacation short! Because of this, I never want to leave him with anyone else. Tammy is THE BEST.
It was our first time to have someone (other than family) watch our precious Nitro... Tammy did an excellent job with Nitro and even sent a daily photo of our pup to us.
Tammy is wonderful! Her home is located 10 min away, and is conducive to separating pups as needed while allowing her to keep a great eye on them at all times while they play. We are not fans of leaving our pup behind when we travel, but since it can't always be helped, we feel very comfortable leaving Caira in Tammy's care. Tammy even texts us photos during Caira's stay, which makes being separated from her a little easier :)
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Tammy is awesome!! Her backyard is heaven for pups and she sent great pics to let you know your baby is doing well!!
Tammy has a wonderful way with dogs. My dog Toby is very nervous and does not warm up easily around people. Tammy had him taking treats from her hand and licking her face within a day! I am so greatful she went the extra mile to make him feel at home, thanks Tammy!
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Tammy was wonderful with our dog Pepper. We had to make last-minute arrangements, and she was fabulous to work with. She let Pepper sleep with her and gave us photo updates. Would definitely recommend her!
Tammy was great. If you want someone to take wonderful care of your dog, she is super! She has a great yard . She loves your dog like your own. I would use her again for sure!
Tammy is the BEST. There are not enough superlatives to describe how great she is with dogs. My dog howls when I leave him anywhere but with Tammy. In fact, he leaves her house somewhat reluctantly when I pick him up at the end of his "vacay".
We have had Tammy watch our dog Zeus several times and it is an amazing experience every time. Zeus is always in good spirits when we get back, and it is clear that he has had lots of attention and playtime. He even gets excited when we drop him off now. It is such a relief to have someone that makes leaving our dog behind so much easier. We are so happy to have found Tammy!
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My coworker told me about dog vacay. He had not used the service so I wasn't sure what to expect and I didn't know how my dogs would respond to a stranger. I could tell during the meet and greet that Tammy loves dogs. My dogs were well taken care of during their stay and received lots of TLC. Tammy sent us pictures and text daily. We would definitely have our dogs go back to Tammy.
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The dogs had a great stay!
We've had a great experience leaving our girls with Tammy twice now . She loves the dogs and treats them like her own, and we can tell they are happy at her house. Definitely would recommend her to others!
Caira was tuckered out! So glad she had so much fun with Tammy's other charge Saturday night. Thank you Tammy for taking such good care of her & for being so flexible with pickup. Our apologies that she's such a little sofa sneak ;)
Tammy watched our senior dogs for several days. We have had difficulties with other boarding situations for them as they get anxious. They had a great time. She is so loving and gentle with the dogs, and it showed. My dogs were relaxed and comfortable with her, and it made our trip that much more enjoyable. Thanks Tammy!!
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Tammy did a great job working around our schedule so we could drop off our dog before our trip. She sent us photos with updates on how he was doing which helped eased our mind.
We left Caira with Tammy for the first time last weekend and had an awesome experience. Tammy was really understanding of our request to carefully socialize Caira with her other charges and they all got along well. Caira was totally wiped from spending time with her new friends and seemed to adore Tammy and her helper! We especially appreciated the occasional text photo to see for ourselves that Caira was doing just fine.
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Again, another wonderful experience with Tammy! River loves the time she spends there and Tammy is great at communication and flexibility.
I had not left my very special needs dog with anyone else for this long (8 nights) in 3 years. I was very happy to see Luna after several days and to see that she was not wanting to leave her "Grandma Tammy!" I'm starting to lose track of how often Luna goes on vacay with Tammy when I need my own self care. Luna will be back for two other extended vacays later this year and I know she is already looking forward to it :)
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I never worry about leaving my dog with Tammy. He loves her and I love the pictures she sends to me when I have to travel. He sleeps in her bed, runs in her big backyard, and cuddles on her lap. I hate leaving my dog behind but I know I'm leaving him in the best possible place, with the best possible person, during times I can't bring him with me.
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Tammy was great with my lab, River! I got photos sent to me via text while I was away and when I picked her up River was in a great mood. I feel very comfortable with Tammy and plan on bringing River back to her if she'll have her!
Don't want to share my go to Dogvacay gal. Tammy was wonderful. We received many pictures and texts. Tammy was flexible and very accomodating. This was our first time leaving our dog, because he had such a trumatic start to life (he was enclosed in a 2 x 4 cement cell until he was 18 months while his owner was awaiting trial for breeding fighting dogs. Tammy had a large yard. He played with dog friends and he slept comfortably. She gave him his treats and he snuggled just like he would at home. We would definately recommend Tammy.
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Tammy is absolutely wonderful. My dog normally trembles when I leave him. He bounds up the drive to Tammy's place though. I never worry about leaving my little guy in her care. We're very lucky to have found her!
Tammy was fantastic! My dog and I are so happy we found her! She's obviously wonderful with animals and her big yard was an added bonus. This was my first time trying DogVacay and I will definitely use again.
This was my first time leaving my dog w a stranger. He instantly gravitated to Tammy and I appreciate her warm, welcoming home. I am so grateful to have found her to look after my dog!
Carlos LOVES going to 'Auntie Tammy's'. She is such a kind person who cares for my dog as if he were her own!
Tammy has been a life saver! I have a large dog who loves to roam and I can tell that she loves my dog as if he were her own! It is nice to be able to leave town and have zero worries about my four legged kid!
Luna has visited Tammy several times now....and my comfort level is high when leaving Luna behind at Tammy's. I'm confident that Luna is being cared for as I get periodic pictures and messages throughout the day letting me know that Luna is having a fabulous vacation. There's nothing like knowing that my girl is safe and happy when I am away! Tammy is great!
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Tammy is so patient with Luna, especially when Luna insists on getting her way! Tammy works with Luna to provide boundaries but also provides plenty of affection, which is obvious as Luna clearly loves spending time with Tammy.
This was Luna's second stay with Tammy and it went smoothly, just as the first did!
Tammy was very thoughtful and loving with Sacce! She kept me updated with many photos of my little love. Tammy and her family treated my little love like family and I know that she was well taken care of; if I travel again, I know we'll be calling Tammy again :)
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we left our dog "pretty girl" with tammy for 5 days and she was well and happy when we came back. It was obvious that Tammy not only took good care of her but lavished her with love. Thank you
Tammy was wonderful again, watching our dog over the week of Christmas. She kept us updated with pictures often and even gave him his daily medications. Thank you again, Tammy.
11/30/14

Hello,

I always reserve a five star rating, till after several visits, but Tammy is definitely very caring, and very responsible as well as conscientious. Both my husband and I felt she was the real deal, when assessing genuine character.

I also like the fact that Tammy is flexible with time
issues, as that is very important for us, since we
are on the road a lot, when we go on outings.

I also like the fact that Tammy is a people person
and we feel comfortable with her, and in her lovely
home.

Our "lil" pooch was treated well, and given one on
one, and we really appreciated the extra "TLC".

I would definitely refer a friend or acquaintance to Tammy, absolutely !!!!!
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I don't think Molly would have cared if I ever came back for her! She was very happy and very well taken care of by Tammy. It makes leaving Molly so much easier knowing she is happy. Molly is going back in a few days for a longer stay while I am on vacation.
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Tammy was awesome. Our sitter fell through and I contacted Tammy via dogvacay last minute. I wasn't expecting to hear anything back in time but within 15 mins of my request, I heard back from her. I have a VERY active 8 month old pup. She was great and gave him lots of love. He was pooped when he got home! Very grateful for her services and definitely recommend to a friend.
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Tammy was wonderful with our dog, Leo. It is so nice to have found someone we feel comfortable leaving him with. We have already booked her again! Thank you Tammy!
Tammy was fantastic with our poodle, Abbey ! She needed eye drops twice a day , and Tammy was very comfortable giving the medication.

I particularly liked the fact that we were given daily updates with pictures so that we could be reassured that all was well. Also, Abbey had a "hang-up" about walking on bare floors. Tammy worked with her by starting her off with Abbey wearing sox ! It worked, and now she's a real trooper walking on floors. ! Wow - thanks- Tammy.

We can highly recommend Tammy, and I will definitely use her again.
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This was our first time using DogVacay. So glad we did because we found Tammy! She's a perfect fit for our family and our dogs loved her instantly! She kept in touch with us throughout our vacation sending/posting photos so we could see how the dogs were getting along. Our dogs were left in a loving and caring environment and it really helped put our mind at ease so we could enjoy our vacation. We will definitely be using Tammy again!
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We were extremely happy Kusa's care while we were out of town. From the texts and pictures that Tammy sent, I know our dog was getting spoiled! I was even a little worried she wouldn't want to come home with us. :) Great experience, and so much better than a kennel! Would highly recommend. Thanks!
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My girl, Luna, was so happy upon arrival and upon pick up! Since the day of the meet and greet I saw that Luna warmed up to Tammy immediately, something that does not happen easily. Tammy's calm presence was comforting to myself and Luna. Tammy kept me informed throughout Luna's stay about how she was doing since this was Luna's first time away from me in several years. All the pictures I saw of Luna during her stay just confirmed that she was being treated as I hoped she would! I am definitely planning my trips around Tammy's availability as often as possible to ensure that Luna has a wonderful home away from home and I can actually enjoy myself, worry-free :)
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Tammy was a wonderful host to our Frenchie! I would absolutely use her again.
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